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Lurgan man handed three year sentence after £200,000 worth of drugs seized

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A Lurgan man who was found in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of £200,000 has been handed a three year sentence

Gary Scullion, of Edward Street, was convicted of possession of Class A and Class B controlled drugs with intent to supply, and possession of Class A and Class B controlled drugs on at Craigavon Crown Court on Thursday, March 30.

A previous court heard how the 30-year-old’s DNA was found on the inner bag of cocaine at the scene of the crime in Edward Street.

Scullion had claimed to have held a party the night before and that the drugs belonged to four friends who he did not name.

Following conviction, Detective Constable Jennings said: “Officers carried out searches in the Edward Street area of Lurgan in April 2021. As a result of this proactive policing operation, a quantity of cocaine, with a potential estimated street value of £200,000 was recovered and seized.

“Police also seized a quantity of Class B drugs, drugs paraphernalia and mobile phones during the search.

“Another search was conducted in February 2022 and a further quantity of Class A drugs was also seized on this occasion.

“I hope that this investigation and the fact that Scullion has been brought before the court offers reassurance that we, along with partner organisations, remain committed to disrupting the activities of those involved with illegal drugs.

“The efforts are in keeping with Operation Dealbreaker – that’s our organisational commitment to tackle every aspect of drug misuse across Northern Ireland, and that includes its harrowing impact on the lives and relationships of local people.

“We’re grateful to the public for their continued support and would ask anyone with information, or concerns, to contact us on 101.”

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